Black ice a concern tonight as temperatures fall

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — We may be about two weeks away from the official start of spring, but winter refused to go down without a fight.

A round of snowfall made for some difficult travel conditions on Friday. The wet and slushy roads that were slippery during the day were even more so Friday evening as temperatures plummeted, creating a threat of black ice.

There have been no reports of serious accidents or traffic problems on area highways, but traffic moved slowly at times throughout the day.

The snowfall gradually tapered off Friday afternoon, leaving behind a few inches of accumulations. Areas south of Providence and near the coast were hit with the highest snow totals.

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The Pinpoint Weather Team is also tracking a possible Nor’easter early next week.

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David Picozzi, Warwick’s Director of Public Works, said the city is ready to handle a few more snowstorms.

“We stocked up after the last storm and as you know we haven’t had any since,” he said. “We were hoping we were going to get through the rest of the year but looks like we may have a least a few more [snowstorms] before the end of the year.”

Warwick has half of its $400,000 snow budget remaining, according to Picozzi.

Providence city officials said trash pickup is being delayed one day as a result of the forecast.

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A number of cities and towns issued parking bans and several school districts canceled classes for the day.

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